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We have a ryobi one plus power caulk and adhesive gun, we have been using it for about 15 tubes of caulk and when the tube of caulk is empty the gun stops. Well, the tube is empty and the charge is good but the gun did not stop so that you can pull the plunger back and remove the old tube and replace it with a fresh one. The plunger will not pull back, when the trigger is pressed the gun continues to try to work on an empty tube. Another words all is stuck. What can we do? Jan

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I was thinking about purchasing this product from Amazon sometime soon (today being 4-26-2008). However after reading of the above problems I am not so sure anymore. However I did find a discussion about this problem at the Ryobi forums at " ". (If the link does not work go to " " and do a search for " 597 ". One of the displayed threads will be entitled "weedeater problem?" It will have the proper link to the discussion.) From the multiple postings in that thread it appears that the switch is the problem and it seems to be a consistent problem for many users. The switch itself can be replaced for less than $4, however the shipping seems to drive the cost up to anywhere from $12 to $15, unless one can find a local supplier. I hope that this helps.


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I had some old guns and replaced the air delivery assembly valve. It works great so don't trash your old guns, you may need parts.

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It is probably one of two things. Either there is a seal where the tube and spout come together or you may have a spot of caulking that has hardened to the point that it will not come out. Thank you.

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If no air is leaking from the gun, take out the nails, remove trigger by removing 3mm hex head bolt to expose the trigger pin. With air connected and side door open so that you can see the feeder, quickly depress the trigger pin with finger. Gun should fire. If gun does not fire (only makes air sound at trigger) dissconnect airline, remove head and lube headvalve with white grease and reinstall. Test again. If ok replace trigger. If still no joy, replace trigger valve with new factory or generic (part # TVA6). If gun fires but does not activate the feeder claw, remove two 6mm hex bolts from front of gun and split apart upper and lower body and check white oring (part # 149885) Good luck

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